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Christmas present pets are often returned

 

Last updated 1/13/2022 at 4:52pm

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Opal, the FAS Pet of the Week, is playful and ready to be adopted as the star in any household.

Chloe Shaver

Writer

As the holiday season comes to an end, many people look to return gifts they received from well-intentioned friends and family, hoping to use their credits to purchase a gift they truly wanted. National Returns Week, as this is called, falls on the week of Jan. 4, and over 1.75 million packages are expected to be returned and traded in for a more fitting gift.

These returns also include "Christmas present pets." Young children receive puppies and kittens on Christmas morning, only to forfeit their newest friends less than a month later when their parents realize the res...



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